Is it worth it to remodel a bathroom?

If you're in the Pacific region (California, Hawaii, Washington, Oregon, and Alaska), a bathroom remodel is likely to be a good idea, as it offers the highest average ROI in the country, according to Cost vs. But how much value does a bathroom remodel add to your home? If your house has two or more bathrooms and everyone needs remodeling, it makes perfect sense to start with the largest and most widely used master bathroom. If you're considering a remodel or renovation solely to increase the resale value of your home, keep in mind that while 33% of realtors recommended a renovation to their sellers, only 4% of homeowners reported that it helped them close a sale. Routinely, housing experts cite bathroom remodeling as one of the best renovation projects you can undertake if you want to increase your home's resale value and appeal to potential buyers.

According to the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, if bathroom renovation is done well, homeowners will recover 50% of their investment. And on a scale of one to ten, NAR reports that the joy score of a bathroom renovation is 9.6, both for homeowners who hire a professional to do their remodel and for those who undertake the project on their own. If you plan to sell your home sometime in the near future, you'll likely enjoy a higher ROI on renovation work if you hire a licensed and experienced bathroom remodeler near you to complete the job.

Brielle Wilson
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